Hibernate Search is completely unusable with Hibernate Core 4.3.0. I get the following error:
This is because Hibernate Core 4.3 made the breaking change of moving org.hibernate.service.spi.BasicServiceInitiator to org.hibernate.boot.registry.StandardServiceInitiator.
This is kind of a HUGE problem, and I'm surprised nobody has noticed it yet. I'm literally stuck. I can't go anywhere with Hibernate Search now, because I need new features in JPA 2.1 that only Hibernate 4.3 provides.
Unfortunately, I only see two ways that this can be fixed:
Revert the change in Hibernate Core (Why was such a huge breaking change made in a minor version, anyway? This class is used all over Hibernate OGM as well) in which case this bug needs to be moved to the Hibernate Core project.
Make Hibernate Search 4.4 work only with Hibernate Core 4.3+.